Memphis Stew July 2013


The owners of Emerald Thai will take about two months to open their new location in Lakeland.

Here’s sad news for Thai food lovers in East Memphis: Emerald Thai Restaurant is moving to Lakeland from its longtime location on Mt. Moriah. The restaurant’s last day of business at its current ho... more

Aug 1, 2013 7:04 PM Dining Out 1 Comments

Cochon Heritage BBQ is returning to Memphis on Labor Day weekend with a new venue at the recently opened Beale Street Landing and an impressive line-up of local and regional chefs. This year’s ... more

Jul 29, 2013 9:15 PM Dining Out

The transformation of the former Wolf Camera on Poplar Avenue into the third Soul Fish Café is well under way, with little left of the longtime business except the building’s exterior shell. De... more

Jul 26, 2013 2:13 PM Dining Out

An impressive roster of Memphis chefs heads to Oregon next month to bring a Southern-style whole hog roast to Elk Cove Vineyards, an acclaimed family-owned winery in the Willamette Valley. Spontane... more

Jul 23, 2013 7:55 PM Dining Out

A few days ago I stopped by Southward Fare & Libations to get a peek at Ryan Trimm’s new restaurant. Southward is opening in early August in the Regalia Shopping Center space formerly occupied by C... more

Jul 16, 2013 4:41 PM Dining Out

Chef John Bragg has been updating Sharky's menu with both new and signature dishes since he took over the kitchen in February.

Photos by Justin Fox Burks

When Chef John Bragg closed his fine dining restaurant Circa and moved across the street to Sharky’s Gulf Grill, many customers followed, including me. I hadn’t visited Sharky’s since it opened in ... more

Jul 10, 2013 1:54 PM Dining Out

Bleu Restaurant & Lounge at the Westin Memphis Beale Street is known for its fusion of fresh ingredients and innovative cuisine with an Asian twist. Guests know to expect an “out of the bleu” exper... more

Jul 8, 2013 10:27 AM Dining Out

The bus stop sign for Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza was a head-turner, although it took me a minute or two to realize the red-tip wooden beams were matchsticks. Sometimes I’m a little slow. Created b... more

Jul 3, 2013 9:55 AM Dining Out

 Admittedly, it was a hard call to decide how to cast my vote in USA Today’s Best Iconic American Foods contest. Do I vote for Maryland crabs, the dearly loved crustaceans of my native state, or do... more

Jul 1, 2013 6:19 PM Dining Out